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Iranian foreign minister to visit Turkey on Wednesday

Iranian foreign minister to visit Turkey on Wednesday

Turkey has close ties with Doha including in the energy sector, but it also maintains good relations with the other Gulf states. "We are and we will do everything we can to resolve this crisis". The most appropriate way for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to solve their internal issues is through dialogue.

Arab states that have cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar tightened their squeeze on Friday by putting dozens of Qatar-linked people on terrorism blacklists, while Qatari ally Turkey came to its side with plans to send troops, warships and planes.

Ankara however blamed supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) saying they had targeted Erdogan supporters living in the US.

Lawmakers and the State Department were swift to verbally condemn Turkey, but the nation's embassy blamed the incident on the protesters, whom it claimed were "aggressively provoking" Turkish-American citizens who had gathered to greet Erdogan as he arrived.

It remains unclear how many soldiers could be sent to Doha.

Zarif held talks with Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Iraq's FM Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Omani FM Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Kuwaiti FM Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah to discuss Qatar diplomatic row.

On Thursday, he said Doha would not surrender the independence of its foreign policy to the hostile Arab countries. If not managed well, this connection could also leave Turkey facing charges from the West and the Gulf region of "supporting terrorism".

On June 7, 2017, the Turkish National Grand Assembly voted to authorize the deployment of its troops in Qatar.

The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the violence that took place a month ago against protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C. and urging the Turkish government to take responsibility, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. Ulutas declared in an article for Aksam, "The fact that they will want to apply pressure on Turkey after Qatar shows that Turkey will have problems with the countries involved in the coming period".

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a new conference after meeting his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel on Monday: "We see the stability in the Gulf region as our own unity and solidarity".